Katharine Houghton's Height
5ft 5 (165.1 cm)
American Actress from Guess who's coming to Dinner. "Sydney Poitier is so tall, and I'm only 5'5". So if I was going to be in the same shot that he was in, I had to stand on a box. I felt it was easier for me to stand on a box than for him to kneel" on cnn.
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5ft 5in (165.1cm)
Ian C. said on 19/Dec/18
Let's say that Poitier was nine inches taller than Houghton. That's enough of a height differential that she had to stand on a box? Movie frames can't be that tight, surely.
I'm going to have to check out a few movies where the leading man was way taller than the leading lady. Giant with Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor, for example. Those two must have been fifteen inches apart. So was Taylor standing on a box in her close shots with Hudson? I'll have to check.
In fact the question arises, when two actors of greatly dissimilar heights appear facing each other in a tight shot, is the short one standing on something because they won't both fit in the frame if they just stand at their real heights? A question worthy of further research.
Nik said on 9/Sep/18
I cannot believe that Katharine Houghton has got no comments, she has now! She can have 5'5", no box required! It's interesting that all three celeb's with the "Houghton" surname are female and each of them is listed at exactly the same height as they claim!